eSpotlight - Winter Reading for Armchair Travelers

Armchair Travel

You need a Vacation!

The season for wet weather, early darkness, and nippy air is upon us — a perfect time for travel! However, most of us can't just pick up and go whenever we feel like it. Happily, that's what libraries are for! The San José Public Library has everything you need to take a trip from your comfiest chair — and you don't even have to get up to find it!

Travel Guides

Plan and daydream with one of these brand-new guidebooks.

Best in Travel 2018Honolulu Waikiki & OahuRick Steves Paris 2018


Live vicariously through the travels of others. These travelogues let you see the world through someone else's eyes.

Mike Meyers CanadaThe Road to Little Dribbling by Bill BrysonVacationland

Best. State. Ever.At Home in the WorldLights, Camera, Travel

Travels Through Time

Books can make you a time-traveler! Check out what it was like in another place AND time.

Sketches in the History of the Underground RailroadTales from the Queen of the Desert by Gertrude BellThe Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin 

Death in the City of LightLondon: A Historical CollectionThe Explorer's Wife


Romance, adventure, and danger are at your fingertips when you read a juicy novel.

Alaska by James A MichenerNamed of the Dragon

In the Midst of WinterAround the World in 80 DaysThe Moor's Account


Full-color images and useful articles make a travel magazine the gift that keeps on giving — and these are absolutely free!

National Geographic TravelerCondé Nast Traveler


Check out our Geography & Travel resources for maps, travel tips, country and state information, and lots more.

We're always open!

Don't forget! There're a lot more eBooks, eMedia, and eLearning where these came from — available 24/7.

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